Moving Beyond National Politics: Why Local Elections Matter

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Virtual Event

Dr. Andrea Benjamin is an Associate Professor in the Clara Luper Department of African and African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2010. Her research interests include Race and Politics, Local Elections and Voting behavior, and Public Opinion. Her first book, Racial Coalition Building in Local Elections: Elite Cues and Cross-Ethnic Voting, explores the potential for Black and Latino Coalitions.


Dr. Benjamin will explain why local politics are critical to development of policy that affects Black and Latino communities, and how coalition voting can benefit Black and Latino families.

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Event sponsored by the Black History Month Planning Committee
   Shawn Hall, Department of Black Studies